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Digging up a more valuable geology app than this one would be hard to do! This app introduces junior geologists to rocks, minerals, soil, and fossils with informational text, photographs, and videos. Check it out, but don't take it for granite!
4th - 8th Science 14 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dig Into Soil
Students discuss what is found in soil. For this science lesson, students observe the soil outside and write down information in regards to location, vegetation, and topography. Students experiment with the soil and its many properties including the color, texture, and any living organisms within it.
K - 4th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
What's Is Soil Made Of?
It's time to roll up those sleeves and get a little dirty in the second lesson of this series on the science of food. Investigate where plants and animals get the minerals they need to live in this two-part exploration of soil. First, learners look carefully at soil samples, recording their observations and identifying the different materials they find.
K - 5th Science 99 Views 79 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars examine soil. In this soil composition instructional activity students participate in soil sedimentation and filtration activities. The young scholars discuss what non-living and living things are in soil and why it is so important.
2nd - 4th Science 11 Views 80 Downloads
Layering the Soil
Students study and classify soil. In this soil science lesson, students classify soil by texture and size and study soil horizons. Students label the soil types with their specific soil horizon and learn about permafrost. Students complete a soil horizons worksheet.
6th - 9th Science 7 Views 58 Downloads
Fourth graders research soil layers and create a soil profile in a jar. In this soil profile lesson, 4th graders working in groups, research a given layer of soil, make a 3-5 minute presentation to the class, and complete a worksheet. Students individually fill a small jar with particles to demonstrate a soil profile.
4th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
For this soil formation worksheet, students will review examples of chemical weathering and biological weathering. Students will also review the different soil layers and how they are created. This worksheet has 6 matching, 5 multiple choice, 4 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 94 Downloads
New Review Sorting Out Soils
Sift through soil and learn about why it's important for organic processes. After discussing what makes up soil, such as the living organisms and what types of soil have more nutrients, kids sample layers of mulch and deeper soil to determine where they should grow vegetables.
K Science 7 Views 4 Downloads
Soil: A Natural Resource
This presentation on soil shows how it is formed, what the different types of soil are, how soil is eroded, and how soil can be conserved. Fantastic photos and excellent graphics and text are found in each of the slides. The last slide is set up as a nice review of everything pupils have learned during the slide show.
4th - 6th Science 17 Views 36 Downloads
Students model the soils layers using Oreo's. For this lesson students use their favorite food items to create a model of soil layers. A discovery lesson from a youth camp is adapted for classroom modeling and discussion of soil ecology. Teachers can customize to add depth to meet their needs.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
Kentucky Coal, Reclamation and Subsidence
Middle schoolers read and discuss the information that they read on the "Kentucky Coal, Reclamation and Subsidence." They then answer questions in reference to the reading. Some questions that students answer are: What is reclamation?, Name three uses of reclaimed land.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Soils: One of Our Natural Resources
"God made dirt, so dirt don't hurt!" In fact, dirt is soil, which is an amazingly dynamic material that we cannot live without! Dig into the depths of soil development, topography, and layers with this PowerPoint. The photos are fuzzy, but the content and presentation are just right for your middle school geologists.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 36 Downloads
Change Since 1609
Students recognize how the climate of the Hudson Valley has changed since the last glaciation. They explain these changes using a reconstruction of the land use changes in the Hudson Valley composed of confetti, Ziploc bags and other everyday items.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Identifying Your Soil for Rain Gardens
Teach your class the descriptive characteristics of soil. Provide information about particle size and a flow chart for assessing texture. Soil scientists then analyze samples and hypothesize which would be the best type for a rain garden. This sixth lesson in a series of fifteen, is an integral part of planning.
1st - 12th Science 12 Views 9 Downloads